Greenfield

Railroad enthusiasts  on board for show

Third annual event will include collectibles, silent auction

A diesel engine, owned by the Milford-Bennington Railroad, hauls freight for Granite State Concrete in Wilton several times a week, and was the main attraction at the Greenfield Historical Society's railroad show on Saturday.

A diesel engine, owned by the Milford-Bennington Railroad, hauls freight for Granite State Concrete in Wilton several times a week, and was the main attraction at the Greenfield Historical Society's railroad show on Saturday. Purchase photo reprints at Photo Finder »

GREENFIELD — An engine from the Milford-Bennington Railroad and a several motor cars — the small utility cars used to make repairs on railroad tracks — will be highlights of the Greenfield Historical Society’s third annual train show on Saturday.

The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Greenfield Historical Society museum on Forest Road and at the railroad tracks directly across the street.

“We’re one of the few railroad shows around that actually has a train on display, said Dale Russell, one of the show organizers, on Tuesday. “We probably can’t give rides, but people will be able to get on and tour the train.”

Both children and adults seem to be fascinated by trains, according to Russell.

“We’ll have a photographer there to take pictures for a small charge,” he said.

The show was started three years ago, when the Historical Society was raising money to pay for its new barn. Since then, it’s grown each year. This year’s event in the museum will include slide shows and displays as well as railroadiana tables containing collectibles and railroad flea market items for sale. Raffles and a silent auction will also be held and food will be for sale throughout the day.

Admission to the show is by donation.

For more information, call Russell at 547-2179 or Frank Shea at 547-2181.

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